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More than 200 handbags were up for grabs during the October 15 Helping Handbags luncheon and auction.
Hosted by The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, a volunteer group made of local business women and retirees, the event had nearly 500 attendees pack the Radisson Hotel grand ballroom to check out the seventh annual live and silent auctions.
“It exceeded my dreams,” said Laurel Speier, Helping Handbags event chairperson. “You could see the ladies here in attendance had a lot of fun.”
More than $75,000 was raised. All of the proceeds will go to Salvation Army’s programs for women and children in the Sacramento area.
“Many of us here are blessed to have (comfortable) lives,” Speier said, “To not give back would be a travesty. “
Some notable items were auctioned off included: Valentino, Coach, and Michael Kors. A handbag donated by singer Linda Ronstandt was also included in the auction.